Carla Durisch ‘I Just Wanna Dance EP’

Artist: Carla Durisch
Title: I Just Wanna Dance EP
Remixer: Seth Troxler
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat. #: CRM293
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 23rd June 2023
1. I Just Wanna Dance feat. Nanghiti
2. Be The Thing
3. I just Wanna Dance feat. Nanghiti (Seth Troxler Remix)
4. 4AM

Carla Durisch unveils her debut EP ‘I Just Wanna Dance’ on Crosstown Rebels, with long-standing label favourite and close friend Seth Troxler on remix duties.

An exciting name who looks set for a breakout year in 2023, DJ/producer Carla Durisch is an artist whose passion and deep-rooted understanding of electronic music led to her being marked as a talent to keep an eye on. An integral part of the Swiss electronic and club landscape through residencies at the likes of Nordstern (Basel), plus both Hive and Zukunft (Zurich), her recent explorations within the studio have seen her deep and groove-led style translate into her own productions. These explorations are on display for the very first time as she debuts on Damian Lazarus’ renowned Crosstown Rebels imprint, following appearances at Get Lost in Miami and Watergate Berlin, plus forthcoming Ibiza sets alongside the label boss this summer at Hï.

“After almost a decade of DJing, the pandemic’s slow pace compelled me to continue to explore production. It wasn’t long until I was hooked, and experimenting with sound became a part of my daily practice. My debut EP features a selection of my first completed tracks, capturing a period when I yearned for escapism, joy and a more lively existence.

Accompanied by a remix by Seth Troxler, a dear friend and mentor who has guided me throughout, and vocals by Nanghiti, an equally influential figure in the development of my career, ‘I Just Wanna Dance’ evokes a sense of lightheartedness and playfulness. I hope this EP reminds us that to preserve our inner peace, no matter how heavy life becomes, we shouldn’t take ourselves or this journey too seriously.” – Carla Durisch.

Led by the captivating words of Nanghiti and Carla’s own vocals ‘I Just Wanna Dance’ is a warping and colourful ride through rich synths, refined drums and bright stabs as it builds and descends across an engrossing near-seven-minute journey. Next, ‘Be The Thing is a stripped-back, hypnotic house effort as snaking percussion merges with sharp lead melodies and further vocal interjections.

Needing little introduction, Seth Troxler’s remix of the title cut is an example of the American at his best, fusing bubbling acid-dipped bass patterns with skittering percussion and surging synth lines for a trippy, late-night take. To close, ‘4AM’ picks up those early hours sonics as crisp claps, echoed vox snippets and dubby grooves take a hold.